CALL FOR PAPERS> AAR Western Region, Buddhist Studies Unit 2022

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Dear colleagues,

The Buddhist Studies unit of the American Academy of Religion, Western Region is accepting proposals for the 2022 annual meeting, which will be held in-person at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 18-20, 2022. The overall conference theme is "Grace, Mercy, and Atonement: Exploring Artistic, Ritual, and Social Action through Forgiveness." Our unit's CFP is:

The Buddhist Studies Unit invites papers related to Buddhism within the framework of the 2022 conference theme, “Grace, Mercy, and Atonement: Exploring Artistic, Ritual, and Social Action through Forgiveness.” Studies involving Buddhist merit, dana, and philanthropy are welcome, as are proposals related to

  • Engaged Buddhism in contemporary contexts 
  • Interpretations of traditional tales of Buddha Sakyamuni and his disciples (in practice, philosophy, etc.)
  • Connections between Buddhism and indigenous religions (ex.: Mogallana) and the role of forgiveness/making merit in specific cultural contexts
  • Differences between Buddhist karma and other religions’ understandings of forgiveness 

As always, topics of interest yet unrelated to the conference theme will also be considered as space permits.

Please submit proposals (250 words maximum) and completed program participant forms to Alison Jameson (ajameson@arizona.edu), Alina Pokhrel (apokh001@ucr.edu), and Jake Nagasawa (jnagasawa@ucsb.edu) by October 15, 2022.

For more information, please visit the AAR/WR website.

Yours,

Jake Nagasawa

Regional Coordinator and Co-chair of Buddhist Studies, AAR/WR